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Re: newbie questions for amd64

On Tue, Nov 18, 2003 at 12:42:14PM +0100, Mattias Wadenstein wrote:

 > Sure the fuss wasn't about pci express?

 Well, yes, part of the fuss was about PCI-X.  Of course, most of the
 fuss was about those dissapointing NV30 and NV33 things, but PCI-X got
 it's share, too.  PCI-X as it is supports transfer rates that match AGP
 4x.  PCI-X 2.0 supports AGP 8x-like rates and twice as much, too.

 > Because that is the magic solution to all graphics and io issues
 > (according to popular marketing myths at least). PCI-X is just a
 > plain old PCI at 64 bits and clocked at 100 or 133MHz, so a bit
 > faster than the normal 64/66 PCI bus on older servers, but not by
 > that much.

 Well, if it's implemented cleanly (and there habe been some really ugly
 PCI controllers out there in the past), it should be comparable to
 currently available technologies.  If the motherboard manufactures do
 it right (HP and SGI have got such done-right systems) putting multiple
 graphic adapters operating at full speed on these systems should be



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